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National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) of the National Institutes of Health is seeking exceptional candidates for the position of Deputy Director to provide leadership to one of the world’s preeminent organizations for research in maternal and child health and medical rehabilitation. The mission of the NICHD is to ensure that every person is born healthy and wanted, that women suffer no harmful effects from reproductive processes, and that all children have the chance to achieve their full potential for healthy and productive lives, free from disease or disability, and to ensure the health, productivity, independence, and well-being of all people through optimal rehabilitation. The NICHD achieves its mission through a broad multidisciplinary biomedical research program encompassing all stages of human development, from preconception through adulthood, oriented to improving the health of children, adults, families, communities, and populations. The Institute also designs and implements prevention and intervention efforts, and communication strategies that encompass training, education, technology transfer, and community outreach.
To carry out its mission, the NICHD has a staff of approximately 1,400 and an annual budget of approximately $1.245 billion. The Deputy Director is a vital part of the Institute’s leadership team, serving as the second-in-command of the Institute and principal advisor to the Director, NICHD.
This position offers a unique and exciting opportunity for a leader to execute and manage the daily operations in support of NICHD’s strategic vision and mission. The Deputy Director works collaboratively across the NIH, throughout the federal government and with other key stakeholders and organizations to further the advancement of the Institute’s mission and objectives, to promote public health, and to address health disparities. He/she serves as an ambassador and spokesperson for the Institute, communicating NICHD’s position and incorporating the views/needs of key stakeholders into Institute plans and initiatives. The Deputy Director serves as NICHD’s Deputy Ethics Counselor (DEC) with responsibility for leading and directing the Institute’s ethics program – ensuring compliance with requirements for financial disclosure, outside work, clearance for the receipt of awards, and ethics training. The Deputy Director facilitates the identification and development of future leaders through mentoring programs, continuous development of skills and expertise, and recognition of achievements. He/she serves as a role model to the rest of the Institute, managing people and financial resources with integrity and fairness, while maintaining the Institute’s policies and priorities.
The NICHD seeks candidates who have a commitment to scientific excellence and the energy, enthusiasm, and innovative thinking necessary to lead a dynamic and diverse organization. Applicants must possess an M.D. and/or Ph.D. and possess senior-level scientific research experience and outstanding scientific knowledge of research programs in one or more scientific areas related to maternal and child health or medical rehabilitation; a distinguished track record of experience in these fields; demonstrated leadership and broad visionary capabilities in maternal and child health or medical rehabilitation; and demonstrated management acumen.
The Deputy Director, NICHD, will be appointed at a salary commensurate with his/her qualifications and experience. Full Federal benefits, including leave, health and life insurance, retirement and savings plan (401K equivalent) will be provided.
How To Apply
Applicants must submit a current Curriculum Vitae, Bibliography, a supplemental narrative statement that addresses the required qualifications, and the full contact details of three to five references to: Ms. Regina Reiter at SeniorRe@od.nih.gov. Selection for this position will be based solely on merit, with no discrimination for non-merit reasons such as race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability, age, or membership or non-membership in an employee organization.
Selection for this position will be based solely on merit, with no discrimination for non-merit reasons such as race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability, age, or membership or non-membership in an employee organization.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59 P.M. EST
on March 14, 2014
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